Category: LMS, LCMS

The Learning Experience Market Explodes: Degreed Acquires Pathgather, Taking an Early Lead

Today Degreed, one of the pioneering vendors of Learning Experience Platforms (LXP), announced plans to acquire Pathgather, another innovator in this space. This acquisition gives Degreed clear market share leadership in this fast-growing new market, putting pressure on challengers like EdCast, CornerstoneOnDemand, Skillsoft, LinkedIn and others to move faster as ... Read more»

CornerstoneOnDemand: Momentum Rising

CornerstoneOnDemand is one of the most successful cloud vendors in the market for integrated talent and learning management software. The company was founded in 1999 and over the last 20 years has steadily built a global business providing end-to-end HR software to meet the needs of large and mid-sized companies.

The company competes with a ... Read more»

HR Technology for 2016: Ten Disruptions on the Horizon

It’s HR Technology season, and once again vendors are introducing amazing and disruptive new technologies in all areas of HR.  I developed our “Ten Big Disruptions” report again this year, which I encourage you to read.

At a high level, let me summarize what’s going on – and as always we encourage you ... Read more»

Workday Introduces Learning: A Fresh Approach To The LMS Market

A shoe just dropped in the talent management marketplace. Workday introduced Workday Learning, the company’s new solution for learning management (LMS), career development, video content sharing, and video management. (Workday Learning is scheduled to be generally available in second half of 2016, with early availability starting this year.)

This is a significant announcement for several ... Read more»

Oracle Gains Momentum in the HR Software Market – A Story of Patience and Focus

For more than 35 years Oracle has been a player in the software market. Founded in 1977 as a database and technology company, Oracle is now one of the largest players in all areas of business software.

I recently spent a day with Oracle’s HR software product team and this article details Oracle’s history and ... Read more»

CornerstoneOnDemand Introduces New Analytics and Platform Offerings

In early May I attended the CornerstoneOnDemand (CSOD) customer conference and this year the company introduced several important new offerings.

As an introduction, CornerstoneOnDemand is one of the few independent, publicly traded talent management software companies in the marketplace.  The company competes with dozens of other talent software companies (Saba, Skillsoft, iCims, PeopleFluent, JobVite, Halogen ... Read more»

Update on Saba:  Turnaround In The Making?

Update on Saba: Turnaround In The Making?

sabaLast month Saba, a pioneer in the market for enterprise learning and talent management systems, held its annual customer conference (more than 700 learning and HR professionals attended).  I had a chance to meet with the management team, talk with many customers and employees, and talk with Saba’s new owners (Vector Capital).

My conclusion, ... Read more»

The Top 10 Disruptions In HR Technology: Ignore Them At Your Peril

The Top 10 Disruptions In HR Technology: Ignore Them At Your Peril

techThe HR technology landscape, which is now more than a $15 billion market in software, is exploding with growth and innovation.  We are tracking more than 100 new startups in social and referral recruiting, talent analytics, assessment science, online learning, and mid-market core HR systems. New tools to help manage employee communications, engagement, recognition, and ... Read more»

The Red Hot Market for Learning Management Systems

The Red Hot Market for Learning Management Systems

lms2We just released our newest research on the corporate Learning Management Systems market and the numbers are astounding. The market is well over $2.5 billion and grew by over 21% this year.

These are big numbers, especially since the market grew by only 13% the prior year. Why all the growth? There are four big ... Read more»

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Over the last ten years the learning technology industry has undergone radical change. With a flurry of acquisitions and many new technologies now available for learning, it is increasingly difficult for a corporate training manager to develop an integrated learning platform. In this article I review the history of this space and point out some ... Read more»